Rensselaer County vs. Columbia County

Rensselaer County (NY)Columbia County (NY)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)159,44259,916
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)0.0%-5.0%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)159,43363,057
Population, Census, April 1, 2010159,42963,096
Persons under 5 years, percent5.3%4.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent19.6%17.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent17.0%23.8%
Female persons, percent50.6%49.9%
White alone, percent86.4%90.1%
Black or African American alone, percent7.9%5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.3%0.3%
Asian alone, percent2.8%2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.5%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent5.2%4.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent82.8%86.3%
Veterans, 2014-20189,6944,123
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20184.9%6.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)73,26433,614
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201863.1%72.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$185,100$231,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,625$1,697
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$641$669
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$945$931
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201336.0%16.9%
Building permits, 201824297
Households, 2014-201864,56325,243
Persons per household, 2014-20182.382.31
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201885.0%91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20187.6%7.3%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201890.1%87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201883.7%76.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201891.6%90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201830.1%31.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20189.8%11.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent4.5%6.0%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201865.0%60.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201860.6%57.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)209,21472,656
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)732,253330,458
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,270,243306,062
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,572,232748,848
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$9,837$11,982
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201824.325.8
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$65,851$63,032
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$34,280$35,581
Persons in poverty, percent11.1%11.7%
Total employer establishments, 20172,9831,796
Total employment, 201743,48116,643
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)2,096,029640,041
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017-0.2%3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 20178,9556,194
All firms, 201211,0677,454
Men-owned firms, 20126,4444,460
Women-owned firms, 20123,6322,155
Minority-owned firms, 20121,020456
Nonminority-owned firms, 20129,6106,701
Veteran-owned firms, 20121,031901
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20129,5006,189
Black-owned firms, percent, 20072.7%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20072.8%0.0%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20071.6%0.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.5%25.5%
Population per square mile, 2010244.499.4
Land area in square miles, 2010652.43634.71

Source: United States Census Bureau

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